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Yokota's Cameron Mister tries to shake free of a Zama defender.
Yokota's Cameron Mister tries to shake free of a Zama defender. (William Takahashi/Special to Stripes)
Yokota's Cameron Mister tries to shake free of a Zama defender.
Yokota's Cameron Mister tries to shake free of a Zama defender. (William Takahashi/Special to Stripes)
Zama running back Jacob Clark tries to wriggle free of a Yokota tackler.
Zama running back Jacob Clark tries to wriggle free of a Yokota tackler. (Shigeru Stuckey/Special to Stripes)
Zama's Devonte Gabriel tries to break free of Yokota defenders Jimmy Dewberry and Alex Reyes.
Zama's Devonte Gabriel tries to break free of Yokota defenders Jimmy Dewberry and Alex Reyes. (William Takahashi/Special to Stripes)
Yokota's Kishaun Kimble-Brooks leaves teammates and Zama  opponents in his wake en route to one of his three touchdowns.
Yokota's Kishaun Kimble-Brooks leaves teammates and Zama opponents in his wake en route to one of his three touchdowns. (Shigeru Stuckey/Special to Stripes)

CAMP ZAMA, Japan – As the curtain came down on Yokota football for the 2017 season, the Panthers got one last-hurrah rushing performance from departing star back Kishaun Kimble-Brooks and a glance at youngsters who might comprise the program’s future, coach Tim Pujol said.

Kimble-Brooks, a junior who transfers to Virginia after the school year, rushed just four times, but three were for touchdowns - 1, 55 and 70 yards on the game’s first play - and had two interceptions. Yokota went on to rout Zama 55-14 Friday.

“Excellent way to end the season,” Pujol said after extending his DODEA-Pacific record with his 142nd coaching win at Yokota, which finishes the season 4-4, riding a two-game winning streak. The Trojans finished 1-6.

A Yokota team that only dressed seven seniors this season played a gaggle of juniors, sophomores and freshmen during a game that was played with a running clock from the six-minute mark.

Junior Ethan Gaume played quarterback, going 4-for-6 for 41 yards, including a touchdown pass to Nathan Rundle, the team’s starting quarterback. Gaume also returned an interception 55 yards for a score. Junior Isaiah Morales returned a fumble 38 yards for a touchdown.

“We got a chance to look at the future,” Pujol said. “Some of the kids came in, got a few snaps under their belts. Good look at the future.”

While the Trojans fell behind 41-0 at halftime, they did play the Panthers even 14-14 the second half.

“We got better, but it was too late,” coach Scott Bolin said.

Quarterback Nick Canada accounted for both Zama touchdowns. He rushed 24 yards for a score and passed 65 yards to Jay Webb for the other TD.

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